Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal presents 

Byrd 400

An anniversary always provides an excellent opportunity to program some music… and in this case, a perfect occasion to pay tribute to one of the greatest musicians England has ever known: William Byrd, who died 400 years ago, in 1623. Because Queen Elizabeth I—who instituted Anglicanism as the State religion—held him in such high regard, he was able to remain Catholic without concern, while being required to compose for both faiths. He worked in every genre, from masses and a cappella motets, both skilful and expressive, to compositions for consorts of viols and those entrusted to the organ and harpsichord, often of a rare elegance.

Andrew McAnerney, conductor
Les Voix humaines
Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
Choir, consort of viols and organ

William Byrd (c. 1539/40-1623)
Latin Mass for All Saints
Introit – Gaudeamus omnes in Domino
Kyrie – Mass for four voices
Gloria – Mass for four voices
Gradual – Timete Dominum
Credo – Mass for four voices
Offertory – Justorum animae
Sanctus/Benedictus – Mass for four voices
Communion – Ave Verum
Agnus Dei – Mass for four voices
Andrew Balfour (1967-)
Ambe (Ojibwé text by Cory Campbell, contrafactum to Sing Joyfully)


William Byrd (c. 1539/40-1623)
Evensong for a special occasion
Voluntary for my Lady Nevell
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen
Psalm (13) O Lord, how long wilt Thou forget
Fantasia for four viols nº 1
Magnificat (Second Service)
Fantasy for four viols nº 5
Nunc Dimittis (Second Service)
[Fantasia on] Ut re mi fa sol la
Anthem Praise Our Lord all Ye Gentiles

Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 2:30pm
Bourgie Hall
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